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Street photography project: Into the Hasselblad 500C/M

10/08/2014 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments

Carl explains his street photography project with the Hasselblad 500C/M (text via carlp778):

Ever since I was a boy I dreamed of owning a Hasselblad 500 C/M. I loved everything about the camera, even the square format. When I turned professional I couldn't afford one and it didn't suit the type of work I was doing. So I left it alone.

In August 2009 I played around with something called TTV photography, where you shoot through the viewfinder of an old vintage camera to give some cool results. I even wrote a blog about it here At the time I also played around with creating a video through the viewfinder but just couldn't make it work due to light issues and reflection into the top.

Then a few weeks ago I spotted an excellent film on vimeo called 'Paris Through Pentax' by It immediately went viral and became a Vimeo Staff Pick as well. They wrote a blog about the film and it showed how they cut out the reflections into the viewfinder by using a black card. This gave me the idea for this film.

I've taken this one step further in that I've actually put a film into the Hasselblad and the shots you see here are digital scans of the negative film I used. So a perfect marriage of digital and traditional film.

Hope you enjoy it. 


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